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Travel Blogs from Gradignan
... by a general presence of sense and sensibility, i.e. not being an idiot.
We were eventually rejoined by Freek and we all sat down underneath a foliage wrapped veranda, and proper introductions were made. His first question was a quite basic; 'Who are you?'. All previous contact had been made with his wife Conny and communication seemed to have gone astray. We explained who we were, what we were there for, and what we believed our skills to be. He jotted things down in a ...
Up early and off to Montparnasse, narrowly avoiding a hefty fine for an invalid ticket (a foreign passport and puppy eyes does the trick), I found that the TGV I was planning to catch to Bordeaux was fully booked and I couldn’t even get a reservation. The bloke at the ticket desk thankfully managed to find me another route that would instead reach Bordeaux via Tours, a city of which I’d heard but knew nothing about. As it turns out ...
... adventure when I landed on their doorstep.
Next stop BORDEAUX - land of wine.
4 guinea pigs.
2 cats. (one who ****** in my shoes - this incident ended our friendship)
This was my home, my French school (as a student), my English school (as a teacher), where I became a cyclist and the place that almost led me to name this blog "Fat in France" or "Big in Bordeaux". In the end ...
... room snacks from a supermarket ,fruit, cheese, salmon etc. We then went to Bordeaux , where we found parking with difficulty. The centre is like any city, e.g. Oxford street. It had large buildings, parks, shopping centres ( like London ). We found an evening antique market in a park which was great but we never bought a thing! After a coffee we returned to the hotel but washed the car on the way. Diesel needed tomorrow but is about 1.29 euros per litre which is better than the ...
... go towards a southern address under the clear blue sky. A very relaxing start with a break, not more than 100km futher, in the beautyful city of Orleans. A coffee, some coke and the mandatory photos, and back on the road...
As the temperature increases above 30c, the scenery becomes more beautyful there is also some difference in altitude also showes. A fuel break, some pizza and coffee for lunch, close to Poitiers ...